If you’re an archive junkie and use iPhone’s email application for checking Gmail, this Gmail tip for iPhone, recently published by Google Gmail team, will be greatly useful for you.
By default, when you delete a email in iPhone mail application, the email message will be moved to the Trash folder. You probably like this way of email handling. But, for some users, they may prefer to archive the messages to a specific folder when they delete them. Definitely, you can do it by using the “Move to folder” button and archive the email. However, we always look for a faster way or shortcut to handle that.
Google Gmail team has published a great tip that you can change the function of “Trash Folder” button. By re-configuring the Gmail account on iPhone, you can turn the “Trash” icon into an archive button. Later, when you trash the email, it won’t get removed but archived and you can read/search it anytime you want.
To apply this tip, you’ll have to setup the Gmail account on iPhone again. Go to Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendar. Locate your Gmail account, tap on it and then click “Delete account”. Then follow this video to configure the Gmail account again.
This tip is not for everyone. If you’re comfortable with the Trash function of iPhone, just leave it as it is. And just bookmark this tip and apply it when you need it some time in future.